Friday, January 17, 2014

The Colony Blog Tour and Review

Colony Tour

The Colony

The Colony by Cami Checketts

To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. The little family is saved from injury by Jed, a mysterious hunter. Brinlee is drawn to him, but she worries about his involvement with a peaceful commune hidden deep in the mountains behind her property. Lance, Brinlee’s attentive neighbor, has his own troubled history. Between his obvious attraction to Brinlee and his developing love for her children, Brinlee finds it more than difficult to guard her heart against this tender intrusion. While Jed offers a life of excitement and freedom, Lance holds the key to the family Brinlee always wanted. When it comes time to choose, she learns that both men have secrets that could shatter her fledgling trust in men and the wrong decision could leave more than her heart exposed to danger.  

My Review / Thoughts:

First and foremost I loved how how clean this book was!  Thank you thank you Cami Checketts!  I really enjoy reading  books, but love reading clean ones even more!!!!

I loved Lance.  He is awesome.  It was hard to tell if he was going to be a good guy or not, but I ended up loving him.

I also knew from the very beginning the Jed was not going to be who I wanted Brinlee to be with.

I was very surprised by the twist in the book, which is a good thing :).  I knew that something else was going on with Jed and his group, but was just assuming the whole "commune" was what was wrong.  The brain washing that goes along with communities like that.

The end of the book was very intense.  I had a really hard time putting this book down.

Brinlee's inner struggles were a little annoying at times, but she is a fantastic character!

I really enjoyed this book!  It was exciting and told a wonderful story of a girl trying to turn her life around so she can raise her children right.

Source:  I was given this book as a host of this tour in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on this book.

My Rating:

Author Cami Checketts
Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction. Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Cami teaches strength training classes at her local rec and shares healthy living tips on her fitness blog: Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn’t snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.  

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  1. It is always nice to get a clean fun read once in a while!
    Have a nice weekend!

    1. Yes it is! I hope your weekend is wonderful as well!

  2. I have a couple of Cami's other books that I need to read. I'm glad you really loved this one! Great review!

    1. Thanks Tressa! I don't have any of her other ones, but I soon will. This was a fun read!

  3. Thank you for the wonderful review!

    1. I am honored you stopped by. It is such a great book. I really enjoyed your writing!